About BTT 250 – Sweden’s toughest long distance dogsled race

BTT 250 is a long distance competition with start and finish in Norråker, and checkpoints in Borgafjäll.

To participate, you must be at least 18 years 31 Dec 2020, have a valid competition license and the dogs must be vaccinated and have a chipID. You must have a dog-handler (caretaker) who can take care of dropped dogs, keep an eye on dogs if the musher is not at the sled and clean up at checkpoints after the team has left.

Swedish drivers, are required to have a valid for Green card.

The competition is qualifying for Finnmarksløpet FL-500 and Femund 400

The maximum number of participating teams is 40 distributed among the different long distance competitions.

Drivers compete at your own risk

Prize money

Prize money will be given to overall winner in the long-distance teams (combined groups A, B, C)

1st prize: 10 000 kr
2nd prize: 7 000 kr
3rd prize: Starting fee for next year’s competition

Stages, mandatory rest and closing time

The course is quite demanding with slopes and open mountain terrain. Each checkpoint has a closing time for security and logistical reasons.

  • Stage 1 (Norråker – Borgafjäll chp 1): about 89 km
  • Stage 2 (Borgafjäll chp 1 – Borgafjäll chp 2): about 61 km
  • Stage 3 (Borgafjäll chp 3 – Norråker): Today about 78 km

The compulsory rest for all teams is ten (10) hours + equalization time. The musher is free to divide the rest time between Checkpoints 1 and 2 and is responsible to taking out the entire rest. 

The closing times for each of the checkpoints will be announced at the Musher meeting.The time is calculated based on an average speed of 9 km / h and compulsory rest time

GPS files: (Note physical map is required) BTT250

Dog Drop

It is possible to leave dogs with your Handler at the checkpoint in Borgafjäll. However, It is NOT possible to leave dogs at Saxvattenet (where the BTT classic takes place) since there is no checkpoint for the long distance competition. 

Trail Description

Stage 1 The start takes place in Norråker heading towards Borgafjäll. The first 10 km of this stage take place on the ski trails around the village, continuing up on the snowmobile trail to Borgafjäll. After approximately 30 km, you will cross an unattended dirt road; be on the look out for cars. Approximately 20 km further you will pass the Saxvattnet campsite for the BTT Classic (about 50 km from start). The remaining portion of the trail to CP1 follows a logging forest road before connecting to the trail between Risbäck and Borgafjäll via Oxvattnet. The CP1 is adjacent to Borgafjäll Snowcamp (Idet) just by the roadside.

Stage 2 returns back up the mountain northwards towards Saxnäs, turning off towards Gitssjön and back to Borgafjäll and CP2.

Stage 3 leads you back towards Norråker the same way as Stage 1, with an additional 20 km  loop on the edge of Bastunäsfjället, returning back to the snowmobile trail toward Norråker. this stage is largely shared with BTT Classic Day 3.

Map of Norråker
Map of Borgafjäll

Rules and Mandatory Equipment

IFSS  rules and signs along the trails apply for all competing classes with additional rules for BTT 250/350 specifically. All race drivers are responsible for having the mandatory equipment with you at all times.  Rules for BTT 350/250

  • mountain terrain map: Z2
  • Veterinary handbook (pick-up at registration)
  • Magnetic compass 
  • Ax or large knife, (min. 20 cm blade)
  • Snow shovel
  • Sleeping bag for extreme winter conditions
  • Lined bivy-bag or tent and winter sleeping bag
  • First aid kit to both dogs and driver (musher)
  • Extra clothes (jacket, pants, socks, shoes)
  • Headlamp
  • 8 socks per dog in the team including the ones in use at the start
  • 2 emergency light flare candles with a minimum of 6 hours of light. To be kept on the body, not in the sled!
  • Emergency ration of dogfood equivalent to 0,5 kg per dog, packed separately. The food should be in the sled from the start and carried unopened over finish line ,no matter how many dogs you have taken out of your team during the race.
  • The driver must have food for himself for a minimum of one day extra, carried in the sled over the finish line. 
  • Water boiler/ dog cooker with a container for at least 0.5 l / dog (350)
  • Possibility to heat water to all dogs
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Wire or chain to link dogs left at the checkpoint  (min 40 cm)
  • 2 snow anchors 

Wednesday

Check in
9: 00-16: 00, registration opens for check-in
Location: Utposten. (see map) You must have with you a completed chip list, vaccination cards for each of the dogs, Licence and Green card. Foreign drivers must be able to show valid insurance.

veterinary check
09: 30-16: 30
Location: At the school (see map)
Check-in according to the stated time at check-in

Musher meeting BTT 250
18.30.19.30
Location: ” Parken” (Located at the start area)

Opening ceremony
20:00 – 20:30
Location: Lilla torget

Thursday

START – BTT 250
23:30
Location: Start Area
Staff on location starting at 22:00

Saturday

Finish in Norråker from evening/night from Friday to at the latest 15.00

Banquet and award ceremony

19:00 awards and then dinner
Location: “Parken” (Located at the start area)
After dinner, Parken’s pub will be open until 01:00

Registration and Payment

Register here: https://events.racetracker.no/2019/btt/

If you have a gift certificate or other “pre-paid” solutions. Send an e-mail to rickard(a)beavertraptrail.se with the information needed for registration. IMPORTANT, do not forget to send the drivers name.
Starting fee: 3 500 SEK 8-spann

Until the 17/2 2019 the registration fee will be refunded with a deduction of 300 SEK upon cancellation. After 17/2 2019 no start-up fees will be refunded except upon presentation of medical note, in which case 50% of the fee will be refunded

Change of driver or change of class will be charged 300 kr.

Last day to register is 15/3 2019

Waiting List and Refund

Guidelines for the waiting list:
We have a total of 40 teams for BTT350 and BTT250. Split 50/50. I.e. 20 teams for BTT350 and 20 teams for BTT250. If one class is not full we may fill up with teams from the other. The total can not be more then 40 teams.

If more than 40 teams apply for the race, a waiting list will start. Placement on the waiting list is based on the date of receipt for the starting fee. If more than one person has paid on the same day (according to bank receipt) a lottery system will determine the order of the drivers on the waiting list. Refunds will be made without a 500 kr deduction to drivers who do not make it to the starting list. In such an event the Race administration will contact the applicant. 

Should a team drop from the original list, the first person on the waiting list will be contacted by the Race team and offered a spot in the race. The contacted person will have up to 48 hours to respond (prior to 15 march and 24 hours to respond after 15 march) after which time the offer will go to the next person on the list. 

More Information about the waiting list can be obtained from contacting info(a)beavertraptrail.se